Name : Mr. Chris Gordon
Age : 44
Place of residence : Dexter, MI
Attended college : Yes
College : University of Michigan
Degree : BSE Aerospace Engineering
Year of graduation : 1990
University : Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Degree : Master of Aeronautical Science
Year of graduation : 1999
Has served in the military: Yes
Rank : Commander, U.S. Navy
Date when discharged from duty : Sept. 1, 2011
Job titles held : Director, Wilson Student Team Project Center
Employers : University of Michigan College of Engineering
Party affiliation : Other
Party affiliation : N/A
Running for a: Trustee position on the Board of Education
Running for position: Dexter Community School Board Member
Chamber/district: Dexter Community Schools
First elected: 30 January 2012
Previous elective offices : N/A
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: N/A
Website : http://www.gordon4dexterschools.org
I am dedicated to fulfilling the remaining two years of the vacated Board of Education term I interviewed for and was appointed to fill. Having devoted more than 21 years of military service to our country and with four children pre-K to 11th grade, I am committed to serving my community and all students, families, and staff at Dexter Community Schools into the future.
Ours is a dynamic, growing district that deserves to be represented with high expectations and responsible stability during the myriad challenges we are facing. I use my perspectives as a parent and perennial school volunteer, my extensive leadership experience, and my steadfast commitment to the community to meet these challenges.
I understand the role of a trustee is to see the big picture and to focus on policies and priorities rather than micromanaging the daily operations of the district. I work effectively with my Board of Education colleagues to minimize the impact of revenue reductions on the classroom and to promote the achievement of all students throughout their Dexter Community Schools experience.
Please exercise your right to vote and thank you for your support on Nov. 6.